Career & Internship Opportunities
On-Campus Career/Internship Opportunities
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The Workforce Recruitment Program is an annual event, which is the result of a joint effort between the Office for Students with Disabilities and the Office of Career Services. Each year, when application materials become available, the Office for Students with Disabilities will notify students registered with our office, via email. Interested students then contact our office for an application packet. Instructions for completion and submission are then disseminated. Career Services personnel will provide resume critiquing and interview preparation at no cost to UT Arlington students who participate.
The program works by finding qualified college students with disabilities through offices like ours, and then inviting them to interview with the WRP recruiter who will be coming to the campus on a scheduled day each year. If the student is selected by the recruiter to be part of the program, the student's resume will be placed in a data base which will then be seen by hundreds of potential government and private sector employers for a period of one year. The employers will then contact the students directly to set up an interview for possible jobs and/or internships. Interview slots may be reserved only by UT Arlington students, and recent graduates.
Again, the WRP takes place each year, and notice will be given via email to students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities. For more information contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 817-272-3364.
The Entry Point! program at UT Arlington is co-sponsored by The Office for Students with Disabilities and the Career Center so that students with disabilities can apply their skills in a real-world setting in competitive summer internships.
Entry Point! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has developed unique partnerships with IBM, NASA, Merck, NOAA, Google, Lockheed Martin, CVS, NAVAIR and university science laboratories to meet their human resources needs. Working with its partners, AAAS identifies and screens undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business, and places them in paid summer internships.
The Entry Point! internships are particularly valuable because of the availability of mentoring and assistive technology, facilitating the entry and advancement of individuals with significant disabilities into competitive employment and research at all levels.
Don't limit yourself by thinking only of summer employment near your campus or your permanent residence. As a student with a disability, you have already met and overcome many challenges. A summer internship in a new location will challenge you in unexpected ways. The environment may be very different from your hometown or university. As you learn about other people and other ways of doing things, you will learn more about yourself. When you finish your degree, you will have a successful internship on your record and the experience of working in a different location.
For more information on how this program works please visit the Entry Point! website or contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 817-272-3364.
Additional On-Campus Opportunities
Off-Campus Career/Internship Opportunities
From College to Career
The UT Arlington Career Center provides support to students in all majors and classifications to explore majors and careers, create and critique resumes and cover letters, develop job search skills, and more.